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Mark Foote
Post title: From Letters to Friends
(Nov 17 2018 at 03:20 PM)

Konocti HazeIf we are to find action on a basis other than judgement and the exercise of volition, we have to find a way to extend the mind of compassion beyond the limits of the senses, to think good thoughts toward people on the other side of the wall--then what is beyond the limits of the senses comes into play in the balance of force and counterforce at the location of

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Mark Foote
Post title: Drawing Water and Chopping Wood
(Nov 8 2018 at 11:04 PM)

Konocti Rice Flies

Miraculous power and marvelous activity:
Drawing water and chopping wood.

(Pangyun, a lay Zen practitioner, eight century C.E.)

Cleave a (piece of) wood, I am there;
lift up the stone and you will find Me there.

(The Gospel According to Thomas, coptic text established and translated by A. Guillaumont, H.-CH. Puech, G. Quispe

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Mark Foote
Post title: The Mudra of Zen
(Sep 30 2018 at 09:59 PM)

Konocti SunsetKoun Franz said:

... as an experiment, I recommend trying it, sitting in this posture and trying to feel what it's like to let your mind, to let the base of your consciousness, move away from your head.

("No Struggle (Zazen Yojinki, Part 6)", by koun Franz, from koun's "Nyoho Zen" site: Read More

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